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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Black-Eyed Peas

Columnist Jimmy Reed figures we all know that you’re supposed to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. But the Southern vegetable has different meanings for different people, even in his own family. (January 26, 2010, Page 4)

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    Curtailing cell phone use in vehicles

    Retired professor T.J. Ray wonders if we might get a better hold on the problem with talking and texting while driving if we put notices in government vehicles warning the drivers they could lose their jobs if caught. (January 20, 2010, Page 4)

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      Not To Yield

      Columnist Jimmy Reed opts to follow the words of Tennyson and remain “… strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” (January 19, 2010, Page 4)

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        How to wash your hands

        OPINION – A bout with what appeared to be a severe cold or some other virus gave columnist Jimmy Reed some time off to contemplate remedies as well as to take a closer look at the fine print in advertising and instructions for consumers. Do we need to be told everything? (January 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Image and addiction

          A Florida woman recently won a $300 million verdict from a tobacco company — but at what point should people accept their own responsibility for risking their lives over cigarettes? (January 7, 2010, Page 4)

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            A grandfather’s message, condensed

            OPINION — Local columnist Jimmy Reed asks, what message should he convey to his newest grandchild, born today? It boils down to two words: “Be yourself.”  (January 5, 2010, Page 4)

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